Lynne and I were fortunate enough to visit the Isle of Man yesterday, and we are photographed here sitting next to a bronze of Norman Wisdom in Douglas, capital of the island (he’d died last October, age 95).
Norman lived on the island for many years. An English comic born near Ladbroke Grove. He invariably portrayed a downtrodden, sad faced little man in a battered cap and an ill-fitting suit. My Dad said he was daft. He was. And one of Charlie Chaplin’s favourites. See the You tube video below. Slapstick from the Laurel, Hardy and Chaplin manual. As for his suit I admire him for it as much as I despair of those for whom fashion is all.
Den is a good driver and a safe pair of hands, which is good enough reason for him to make the shortlist to be a future pallbearer of mine.